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Monday, February 6, 2012

February.....The Month of Celebrating LOVE!

Everywhere you look, there are hearts and laces beautifully displayed, in every shop, proclaiming "LOVE".  We will all shop for our Valentines to give to those we love.....our spouses, our parents, children and grandchildren.  For "LOVE" is a message for sharing EVERY DAY.
Last week when I went to my LNS Stitching Group, I was thrilled to learn that  "Love Birds" was ready to be picked up!  I am saving it to give to my husband on Valentine's Day.  (You see, he is an avid stitcher too, so I know that he will appreciate it as much as I do!)
Yesterday afternoon I went to a really fun "Stitch-In" with a group of nice stitchers, before the Super Bowl kick-off in the evening.  We had a wonderful lunch and all kinds of delicious goodies to snack on, while we stitched and chatted the afternoon away. 

 This is my latest 'small' .  I love this sweet little piece.  It is easy to stitch and carry with me too.  It will be finished as a little pincushion, as it is designed to be.  I'm pondering how I want to make it a little different.  
"Small Token"
Reward of Merit Pincushion
BlackBird Designs
Using Recommended Threads
Miss Ella Pouring Tea for Mommy and GrandMaMa

Yesterday morning, when I paid a little visit to our daughter's house,
 little Miss Ella, decided that we would play 'Tea Party'!
She was delighted when her Mommy poured
a tiny bit of real tea into her little pink tea pot,
 a spot of milk in her creamer and  let her spoon sugar
from the china sugar bowl.
Love those adorable cookies too!

Don't you love her pretty green matching bib for the occasion?
Miss Meaghan Pouting After Being Scolded
For Chewing up My Kleenex
For the 3rd Time Today!
"I Don't Want To Look At You, Mommy.
I know that I Was A Naughty Dog."

My goodness, but the time just fleets away when I am blogging.
Time for my favorite cup of hot tea 
And Some Peaceful Moments with Needle and Thread!

It is always my joy to visit with you on your blogs,
and of course, I cherish the times when you come to
visit with me too!

Blessings in Stitches and Friendship!


  1. hello deary, what a sweet finish.it is so cute..i love your small cute stitching so much too..
    aww cute ..sweetest tea party..cookies looking so yummy :)
    keep well dear and happy stitching xxx

  2. Hi Kathy,

    So great meeting you and Bruce yesterday! :) I finished my Lizzie Kate... I'll let you know how the first framing attempt goes!


  3. Love Birds is beautiful!! I'm sure your hubby will love it. Cute little project in the cushion piece.

  4. Your framed finish is gorgeous! I love your new start too! Your little granddaughter is sooooo adorable! Oh I miss those days of playing tea. What a naughty fur baby! lol!

  5. Kathy, I know that Bruce will love his gift! The piece is beautiful. Miss Ella couldn't be cuter.

  6. Everytime i see love birds i want to stitch it-just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  7. How pretty is that framed piece! Love that design and I know your hubby will like it.

    happy stitching...

  8. Hi Kathy Ellen,
    I love your love birds! So pretty.
    Your adorable daughter is so cute! I have a tea set that came with a special doll that I'm saving for my "future" Granddaughter. :) Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Your Meaghan reminds me of my Sissie girl! She is a toy poodle (apricot) too. And I have to watch her with any paper, especially in my craft room. Anything that she can reach she thinks is hers. And she pouts when she gets in trouble too. They are too smart for their own good!

  9. Love Birds is so pretty! Know your husband is going to love it!

  10. Pretty stitching projects! And oh so cute is Miss Ella!!

  11. Hello sweet lady, your love birds look wonderful, and a lovely new start.
    You must have had fun playing tea party . How cute is miss Meaghan.

  12. What a pretty piece Love Birds is! The frame works perfectly with it. Your take-along project is working up beautifully and what a sweetheart Miss Ella is! Naughty Miss Meaghan!!!

  13. Love Birds is beautiful, a super gift for your hubby to treasure.
    Ella is adorable, its so much fun being a grandparent isn't it.
    I love the colour pallette of your new start, so pretty for the month of February

  14. What a lovely post Kathy Ellen.
    Your framed piece is gorgeous. What a lovely gift for your DH and how neat that he is a stitcher too.
    Adorable pictures of your little grandaughter's tea party and I had to laugh at your little dog turning her back on you after being told off :)


  15. Hello Kathy. I just found your blog. A Christian, a stitcher and a toy poodle lover!! Me too!! Lovely blog. I am your newest follower. :)

  16. Your framed Love is so pretty. Your DH will love it :)

    What sweet photos of Ella:)

    Awww Meaghan looks so put out that you scolded her!

  17. What a pretty design and such a thoughtful gift for your husband! I think it is wonderful that he is a stitcher too.
    What a sweet little granddaughter! :)
    Isn't it funny how our pets can pout when you have the nerve to scold them for something.

  18. O,Kathy-miss Ella is beautiful girl.And your work iz gorgeous-Brawo!

  19. I'm just laughing at those pictures of your dog--you can tell that attitude!! LOL Too cute.

    Your Ella is just adorable! Love those chubby cheeks.

    GREAT finish! The frame that you chose is wonderful, too. How neat to give it to your husband for Valentine's Day!

  20. I'm sure Bruce will love your Valentine present. It is beautiful. There used to be a LNS here that had a special pre-Super Bowl stitch gathering and they always had a fun special project. Glad you got to attend sweet Ella's tea party!

  21. Love Birds is gorgeous! Your husband will be thrilled I'm sure.
    Love the pics from the tea party! Your granddaughter seemed to be having a great time pouring tea.
    Miss Meaghan is most definitely put out! Too funny!

  22. How nice that your husband stitches, too, Kathy!! He will fall in love with you all over again when he receives your lovely Valentine's Day gift :)

    And what darling photos of sweet Ella--she looks quite serious about her tea-pouring!!

    ♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day, Kathy! ♥♥♥

  23. Very sweet Valentine for your DH!! Those birds are lovely and the framing is perfect! Little Ella is adorable!


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